Nucleic Acid and Protein

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Nucleic Acid and Protein Synthesis Prelab
1. At the beginning of lab you will assemble many nucleotides. A DNA nucleotide consists of
deoxyribose sugar, phosphate and one of 4 bases. List the 4 bases:
2. Write a complementary DNA strand to the single strand below to show what a double strand
will contain. P = phosphate D = deoxyribose sugar
P-D-P-D-P-D-P-D
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G
A
T
C
3. Make the appropriate match :
replication, transcription, translation
______________DNA makes a copy of itself
______________DNA strand is used as a template for RNA
______________ tRNA brings amino acids to ribosomes
______________ mRNA and tRNA bond together
4. To determine what amino acid is to be selected for protein-building, you need to look at the
codon, a triplet base sequence of __________.
(DNA, mRNA, tRNA)
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